68 Percent of White Evangelicals Believe the U.S. Has No Responsibility to Accept Refugees, Pew Study Finds
A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center indicates that an increasingly large proportion of evangelicals believe that the United States government has zero responsibility to care for refugees.
The data is extremely damning – some 68% of white evangelicals assert that “the U.S. does not have a responsibility to accept refugees,” according to Pew. What’s even more staggering is that, among religiously unaffiliated adults, the percentages are almost the exact reverse.
So, of those with no faith whatsoever, roughly 65% believe that the U.S. has a responsibility to care for refugees, while 31% say it does not.
Peter Wehner, an author and senior fellow at conservative think tank, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, called the concerning figures “an indictment of white evangelicals.”
“Only a *quarter* believe the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees. We can debate how many refugees America should accept, but how does that general attitude align with the ethic of Jesus?” he noted on Twitter.
This data is an indictment of white evangelicals. Only a *quarter* believe the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees. We can debate how many refugees America should accept, but how does that general attitude align with the ethic of Jesus? See Matthew 25:40-45 for more. https://t.co/BLCKcLKjHO
— Peter Wehner (@Peter_Wehner) July 9, 2019
“Terrible. Just terrible,” added National Review Institute fellow, David French. “We can certainly argue about
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